Thursday, October 29, 2009

Off to Monk & Lucy’s

A Short Hop
We’re taking a short trip today to visit our good friends Monk and Lucy who now live in North Carolina. MonksCrappieMonk manages his own business, He sells everything you need to be successful as a crappie fisherman. I bought most of my rod holders, all my crappie rods and reels, and many of my fishing lures from Monk. If you’re into crappie fishing, you should visit Monks web site. I placed an order with Monk the other day, and another reason for this trip is to pick up my order.

It may work out for us to fish together on Friday. It would be my first time to fish out of his new boat and learn about Monk’s latest techniques and advice. When you want to learn about fishing, you go to the expert. And Monk is the best!

Rock Slide
Most likely you have heard about the rock slide on Interstate 40 just across the Tennessee line in North Carolina. The road is closed and people are being routed through our area of Tennessee. We live very close to the I81 and I26 interchange. The following picture from the NC Department of Transportation  shows the extent of the slide.

Rock Slide 
Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
You can’t think if you going so fast.
You can’t slow down with so much to do.
Save a little time for you to help your mood.
It’s good for the soul to be quiet and think.
Read a few verses and meditate.
It will do you good.

Quote of the Day
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
~George Santayana

Joke of the Day

Morris had just been hired as the new CEO of a large high tech corporation. The CEO who was stepping down met with him privately and presented him with three envelopes number 1, 2 and 3.

"Open these if you run up against a problem you don't think you can solve," the departing CEO said. Things went along pretty smoothly, but six months later, sales took a downturn and Morris was really catching a lot of heat. About at his wit's end, he remembered the envelopes. He went to his drawer and took out the first envelope. The message read, "Blame your predecessor."

Morris called a press conference and tactfully laid the blame at the feet of the previous CEO. Satisfied with his comments, the press -- and Wall Street -- responded positively, sales began to pick up and the problem was soon behind him.

About a year later, the company was again experiencing a slight dip in sales, combined with serious product problems. Having learned from his previous experience, the CEO quickly opened the second envelope.

The message read, "Reorganize." This he did, and the company quickly rebounded.

After several consecutive profitable quarters, the company once again fell on difficult times. Morris went to his office, closed the door and opened the third envelope. The message said, "Prepare three envelopes."

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